Betty M. Baker

Feb 24, 2012

1927 - 2012

CANTON  — Betty McElrath Baker, 84, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at her residence.

A native of Haywood County, she was a daughter of the late Hugh and Hazel Pless McElrath.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bud” Vinson Baker; an infant great-grandson, Seth Dillon Sanford; and a son-in-law, Charles Lee Mehaffey.  Betty was a member of West Canton Baptist Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Darlene Sanford, and her husband, Woody, of Canton, Dianne Jarjoura,  and her husband, John, of Hampton, Virginia, and Robyn Burnette, and her husband, Danny, of Canton; one sister, Pat Pace, of Canton; six grandchildren; three great-granddaughters, and one great-grandson.

A funeral service was held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at West Canton Baptist Church. Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27,  at Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Canton Baptist Church Existing Building Fund, 75 Lowe Street, Canton, NC  28716, Gideon International – Haywood East Camp, P.O. Box 1204, Canton, NC  28716, or to the American Cancer Society, 90 Stiles Road, Canton, NC  28716.

For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at


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